Its surprsing when you connect with old school friends once in a a while to realize that everyone is so different from what they wanted to be. I personally was a science freak, and had visions of hard core on ground engineering assignments and planning. What I do now, still is engineering, in a way, but more on an enterprise structural level.
I bumped into an old friend from school on Orkut, Waqar. He was a sure shot MIT kid who was predicted in some CERN or NASA lab. The guy works with a Hedge Fund in the US. Noman was never an accounting and finance guy, he does risk reporting at a major local bank. Goofy was a software kid, he is now an equities research analyst at a major brokerage firm.
I guess it has a lot to do with our education. The role of logic is very supreme. it defies logic of how we all ended up so differently from what we aspired to be. What re-affirms logic, is that we are all (in a way) doing exactly what we would have done if we ended up with our dream jobs. The only issue now is that our dream role is now being applied to a whole new spectrum of business units.
Its strange. Its beautiful. Its life.